18th Century French Mortar

18th Century French Mortar (HMCWY)

Location: Fort Meade, MD 20755 Anne Arundel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.044', W 76° 44.324'

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Cast in France of high bronze alloy, circa 1725, the sunburst design was the official crest of Louis XV. This 10 inch mortar was sent to America as part of the French support of the American Revolution. It saw service at the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia in October, 1781, where French artillerymen successfully employed it to bombard the British defences.
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 349648 N 4329394
Decimal Degrees39.10073333, -76.73873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.044', W 76° 44.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 2.64" N, 76° 44' 19.44" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4543-4599 English Ave, Fort Meade MD 20755, US
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